1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

This is a daily-driven commuter '66 Lancia, parked on the street in Alameda. Let's just pause and contemplate the meaning of that statement: here is a man who depends on a 41-year-old Lancia Fulvia for his everyday transportation! Your 400,000-mile Toyota commuter doesn't seem so daring now, does it?

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

The owner of this car has a similar commute to mine, so I've been seeing it regularly for years. It drives on the Nimitz Freeway. It parks on city streets.

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

It's a little rough, and no doubt is a veteran of thousands of roadside repairs (how many tools and spare parts do you suppose are in that trunk right now?), but it has outlived 99% of all the other 1966 cars ever built.

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

Oh yeah, it's Italian. Even the hubcaps have style!

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

The '66 Fulvia Berlina GT had an 80-horse V4 and could hit 60MPH in 15.7 seconds, which seems glacial by today's standards but was actually on the zippy side for little 4-banger sedans back then.

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

Check out how the license plate has been trimmed to fit the Italian-size frame.

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

The interior is on the beat side, but everything is there. Hey, it's got a four-on-the-tree shifter! How can you not love an old Italian front-wheel-drive 4-door with four-on-the-tree?

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

And dig that crazy speedometer! Nice square in-dash tach, too. Think both of them work?

1966 Lancia Fulvia Berlina GT

Once again, it's got Italian style galore. Not only that, it sounds mean to boot. I want a Lancia now!

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